What To Do Before Your Painters Arrive

April 27, 2023 at 5:00 AM
It is important to know what to do before painters come to your property for a service

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for your commercial or residential space. However, if you are not clear on what to do before painters come to your property, it is difficult to guarantee a high-quality result. Although a reputable paint contractor will do what they can to avoid any missteps, there are a few things that you can do to protect your furniture, ensure a smooth finish, and speed up the process.

At Fox Painting, we specialize in a wide range of painting services. Are you thinking about hiring a professional paint contractor? Continue reading to learn what to do in preparation for a professional service of this kind.

Protect your belongings

One of the most common issues that people run into during painting services is the transfer of paint onto furniture, decor, and other unintended surfaces. By covering or removing the contents of your property in advance, you can save your service providers time rearranging items, and avoid any paint spillage. We recommend moving large peices of furniture to the center of the room that you plan on having painted, and covering it with a large plastic sheet. If you have window treatments, paintings, or other wall decor, it is important to tuck these smaller items away in a safe place so that your contractors do not misplace or damage them.

Repair damages

When preparing for a painting service, it is important to assess the surfaces that will be painted and repair any damages that may be present. This includes filling in any holes, cracks, or dents in the walls, ceilings, and any other surfaces. Completing the proper repairs will help ensure the finished product appears smooth and even. Any remaining imperfections will be visible through the paint and can make the final result appear unprofessional. Additionally, paint may not adhere properly to damaged surfaces, which can cause it to peel or crack over time. Repairing damages can help ensure that the paint will last longer and maintain a high-quality appearance long-term.